Theodore H. Hemmons Jr.
November 21, 1939 – January 13, 2020
Theodore Howard Hemmons was born November 21, 1939 in Youngstown, Ohio. He was the eldest of 3 born to Theodore Hemmons and Pearl Mae Madison. Theodore, who most of you know as Ted, attended North High School in Youngstown, OH, where he later entered into the Air Force. After 20 years of military service, he retired, thereafter entering into the civilian sector, where he settled in Oklahoma City and began working at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). There, he became an Instructor at the Academy for Radar Product Systems. Ted enjoyed teaching, and he enjoyed learning. On July 13, 1991, he married Dorothy, “his dear” and she remained by his side until the end. Shortly after their union, he dedicated his life to Jehovah in September of 1992, and spent many years serving as a ministerial servant. After 15 years as an Academy Instructor, he retired and decided to spend a little time at home with his dear. Ted, use to say “Dear, you just feeding me too good!” He loved Dorothy’s cooking. Interestingly, he came out of retirement and returned to FAA as a Facilities Manager for Weather Systems where he met and worked with a great group of individuals, and finally retired after many years.
He was known to be very genuine, charismatic, humble, and overall, one of a kind. He was also known to be self-sacrificing and always showing concern for those around him. People were just drawn to him. He was a good friend.
Ted loved being around his family, who often kept him in tears full of laughter. He was a devoted Husband and Father. Everyone who knew Ted knew he adored his family, and knew they were the light of his life.
He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Dorothy; his daughter Barbara Hemmons of Indianapolis, IN, son Theodore Hemmons III and wife Shawntae of Oklahoma City, OK, his daughter Nita Coates and husband Ian of Oklahoma City, OK, his daughter Markiea Davis and husband Anthony of Oklahoma City, OK, and his daughter Adriel Johnson and husband Michael of Oklahoma City, OK, along with a host grandchildren and great grandchildren. His sister Mary Harp and husband Miller of Houston, TX, Brother Eric Shark and wife Pilar of San Francisco, CA also survive him. He also had numerous sisters and brother in laws, and nieces and nephews that he dearly loved. No matter how near or far away his family was, he always made sure they knew they were in his thoughts and prayers.
Special Thanks The family wishes to express heartfelt appreciation and thanks to all for the many prayers, spiritual support, helpful deeds, kindnesses, cards, flowers, letters, food, gifts, texts, phone calls, emails, and encouragement during this difficult time. We know how much each and every one of you loved and admired him, and we appreciate the love and support you have given.
- Celebration of Life Saturday, January 18, 2020